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Get Patients to Pay Up - May 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 2 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M AY 2 0 1 5 I D E A S T H A T W O R K W e color-code the label on the spine of each patient's chart with a highlighter as the chart travels through the appro- priate channels. This lets us see the status of the chart at a glance while the charts are on the rack. • Yellow means the chart is complete and has all required documentation for the case to be admit- ted. • Green means the patient has been called with her arrival time (this helps greatly to ensure no charts are missed!). • Pink shows the chart was entered into our billing system. • Blue means the follow-up call has been completed and document- ed. Vickie O'Donnell, RN, BSN Advanced Surgical Institute Sewell, N.J. vaodonnell@virtua.org S P I N E L A N G U A G E Color-code Labels On Patient Charts Vickie O'Donnell, RN, BSN z AT A GLANCE Our color-coding system on the spine of the patient's chart lets staff know what needs to be done next.

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